Is an inititive being launched by broadcaster Chris Packham, its not funded by any political party or lobby group, but draws together articles and suggestions by scientists and others, with the aim of encouraging people to do things and encourage our politicians to take on measures to protect wildlife. Wildlife habitats have been massively and negatively effected by humans over the last 60 years and this is a manifesto to try and reverse this loss in a way that everyone wins, wildlife, farmers, all of us, I've only scanned bits of it and I don't agree with all of it, but if only half of it was adopted and it could be quite easily adopted, we and our wildlife would be so much better off.
If I can find how to do it I want to contribute some ideas to it for some must have plants that look good and insects and birds love, such as every garden should have some echiums, they're beautiful blue, lilac, pale pink and white flowers, grow to about knee high, have a long season, will self seed. Bees love them and so do all the small garden birds such as sparrows and finches when they've set seed along the whole stem, I've seen groups of birds land on and strip them of seed in minutes. Budleia or butterfly bush, is loved by all insects and is easy to grow and can just be dead headed as they flowers go over and then cut back in winter. Tagetes are a clump forming small flowered marigold that attract insects such as hover fly's who patrol an area around a plant, they're good garden friends who eat aphids and black fly. Sunflowers, you can get dwarf ones now if you don't want the tall ones, not only do they provide a good source of food for bees and other insects, but seeds for birds. If you're not a gardener then let nettles grow, all wildlife seem to life them, including many moths and butterflies, some of whom only lay their eggs on nettles, in fact if you are a gardener have a patch of nettles, they're also good to make a liquid feed from.